Archive for October, 2011

 

Stellar Students

Congratulations to Tricia Weyland (ILL) and Jacob Schueler (Circulation) on being chosen as the Library Star Students for fall semester! Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty.

Web-based accommodations for students

Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) has many adopters and potential benefits. At Gustavus, one of the most common implementations of JiTT is to administer pre-class quizzes through Moodle. For web-based quizzes to be the most effective, researchers have recommended establishing time limits. However, as an accommodation, students frequently request extra time on assignments, exams, and quizzes. To […]

 

My Pet Peeve

This post is for everyone who believes library books “borrowed” belong personally to them. There is a word for the disease that irks me most and it is “marginalia”! The need of a person to write notes in the margins, underline or highlight text, use pen, marker, pencil, or anything that is either impossible or […]

 

All That Jazz

Featured database: Jazz Music Library This growing collection of streaming jazz currently includes over 10,000 albums and more than 130,000 tracks. It provides access to thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Click here to enter the Jazz Music Library. Also available from the library homepage: click “Research Guides” then “Music.” Want to learn […]

 

Need to Do Online Research During Reading Days?

If you need to use online library resources from off campus over Reading Days, a word to the wise: check now to make sure your account is active: Go to the Library home page (https://gustavus.edu/library/) On the list of links on the left, Click “My Library Account” User ID/Barcode: enter the 14-digit number (begins with […]

We’re open over Reading Days!

Come on in to read at the library on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, Oct. 23, Noon – 6 pm; Monday, Oct. 24, 8 am – 4:45 pm.

Thinking About Grad School in English or Library Science?

Come join faculty for an informational session on grad school and programs. Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:30-4:30 PM, Confer 331 Presenting Faculty: Sean Cobb, Film StudiesYurie Hong, ClassicsAnna Hulseberg, Library & Information ScienceKate Keller, HistoryRob Kendrick, Renaissance StudiesMatt Rasmussen, Creative Writing

 

Circumpolar Region Display

Are you interested in learning more about the Circumpolar Region? This “cool” region is the Global Insight topic this year and the library has a display full of books on Alaska, Greenland, Northern Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. The topics on these areas range from history, politics, and the people living in these areas. […]

 

Author Patricia Hampl visit

Patricia Hampl, Minnesota book award winning author of The Florist’s Daughter will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni hall to read from several of her works. She is an award-winning author of numerous books including Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime, I Could Tell You Stories and A Romantic […]

 

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